Umpqua Valley Youth Orchestra
As a five-year old, Kristin Parks knew that her true passion was to teach others the violin and share her love of music. At the age of eleven, she began her own music studio and later received her Bachelor of Arts from Pepperdine University.
Kristin continued private teaching as well as performing in numerous orchestras in the Los Angeles area and shared the stage with music greats Pinchas Zuckerman, Eugene Fodor, Kenny Rogers, Whitney Houston, and Guns N' Roses, to name a few.
Kristin moved to Roseburg in 1998 where she has provided private lessons to hundreds of students and has grown the Umpqua Valley Youth Orchestra to over 150 students. She also serves as the Concert Master for the Umpqua Chamber Orchestra as well as a strings instructor for Umpqua Community College.
Classes meet weekly on Thursday afternoons during the school year at First United Methodist Church in Roseburg. Performances are held several times each year.
Orchestra classes are open to all students ages 6 and older. Auditions for class placement are only held for students who have already been playing a stringed instrument. Students new to stringed instruments are not required to audition. Following auditions, students will be accepted into one or more of the following classes:
Pre-Beginning (for those students who have no knowledge or experience playing a stringed instrument; audition not necessary)